When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at email@example.com!
Keeping your technology in tip-top shape is never an easy task. Whether you’re not that into the how and why of tech, or its parents, grandparents, or just a friend, there’s always that moment where someone needs help.
Best Buy has offered, for years, its Geek Squad Protection Plans. In fact, Best Buy offered software solutions that covered a few computers for yearly fees, as well. That all changed when the company launched “Total Tech Support Powered by Geek Squad.” This new service covers just about everything you might need for one low yearly fee, but is it worth it?
Amazon offers the Sunforce 50022 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger for $29.32 shipped. Normally $50+, this is the lowest we’ve seen it go at Amazon. Great for keeping your car or boat battery topped off if you park them for a while, this charger uses the sun’s power instead of a wall outlet. Rated 3.7/5 stars.
Other notable green deals include:
- iOttie’s Easy One Touch Bike Mount falls to $15 Prime shipped for the first time (25% off)
- TP-Link’s best-selling HS100 Smart Plug returns to $20 Prime shipped, more from $25
- Outfit your home w/ Belkin’s WeMo Smart Light Switch for $35 shipped ($15 off), more
- Automate lawn watering w/ Netro’s Smart Sprinkler Controller for $99 (Reg. $120)
- Nest 3rd Gen. Learning Thermostat in multiple colors for $150 shipped (Reg. $230), more
As part of its Memorial Day Sale, Best Buy is currently offering several notable TV deals. Our favorite from the sale is TCL’s 65-inch 4K Roku-enabled Smart UHDTV for $629.99 shipped. Normally $700, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked recently on TCL’s 65-inch 4K UHDTV. Ratings are thin here, but TCL is well-rated at both Best Buy and Amazon.
Smart is the theme in 2018, and it’s awesome. Alexa (or Google Home/HomePod) are at the center of it all, and this latest product takes advantage of it in a way that can really be beneficial.
RolliCool launched a line of Alexa-enabled smart portable air conditioners. The power rating ranges from 10,000 to 14,000 BTUs and you can control it from an iOS/Android phone or with Alexa, depending on whether or not you want to use a phone or voice.